Tag Archives: Cairns Back

2019 INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES ‘WORD OF THE WEEK’: WEEK TWENTY-EIGHT.

As part of State Library’s commitment to the 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, we will be promoting a ‘word of the week’ from one of the 125+ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects from across Queensland. State Library’s ‘word of the week’ for Week Twenty-Eight is gijar [pronounced gee-jar], from the Yidinji … Read more

Wordlists from Commonwealth Games venues

State Library of Queensland has been compiling a number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language wordlists from historical items in the collections and making these available to communities and language workers via the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Languages webpages. The State Library of Queensland acknowledges that the language heritage and knowledge of these wordlists … Read more

Cairns Workshop 4-6 April 2017

After an overwhelming response from language workers in North Queensland to our workshop in Brisbane it was decided that a workshop would be held in Cairns.The workshop was held in partnership with Resource Network for Linguistic Diversity (RNLD) and North Queensland Regional Aboriginal Corporation Languages Centre (NQRACLC). We had a great turnout with participants from Cooktown, Wujal … Read more

Cairns Language Workshop [22-23 April]

Words of our country, Dixon (1991).

As part of its’ Indigenous Languages Strategy, the State Library will be co-hosting an Indigenous Languages Workshop in Cairns from 22-23 April.  This workshop will be a great opportunity to explore the languages and dialects of the region, including Yidinj, Djirbal, Djabugay, Yalanji and related dialects. Within the Cairns Region, there were four main language groups with … Read more